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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

WSU forward Ula Motuga (15) participates in the ZZU Mania skills challenge, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Bohler Gym in Pullman.

ZZU Mania excites fans

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2021

ZZU Mania took place on Friday to kick off the 2021-22 season for both men’s and women’s basketball. With a skills challenge for the men’s and women’s team, a three-point contest for the women’s...

Guard Krystal Leger-Walker dribbles in front of a defender.

Women’s basketball pounces into Pac-12 Media Day

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

Head coach Kamie Ethridge along with fifth-year senior Krystal Leger-Walker and sophomore Charlisse Leger-Walker represented the Cougars on Pac-12 Media Day in San Francisco on Tuesday. The Cougars...

WSU forward Grayson Lynch dribbles across the field in the first half on Sept. 5 at the Lower Soccer Field in Pullman.

All Cougs deserve support

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor September 30, 2021

WSU is home to a plethora of high-quality sports teams. From baseball to rowing, there are sports going on year-round that compete with some of the top teams in the nation and are able to hold their own. Even...

Kamie Ethridge coaches the WSU women’s basketball team on Feb. 2, 2020.

WSU extends contracts for three coaches

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor September 28, 2021

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun had a busy week in Pullman, extending the contracts of three coaches who are leading programs that are showing exceptional growth over the last few seasons. On Wednesday,women’s...

Then-sophomore guard Noah Williams prepares to take the shot from the free-throw line against MSU on Dec. 18.

WSU basketball player facing assault charges

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor September 17, 2021

WSU basketball player Noah Williams was arrested Thursday night at Valhalla Bar and Grill in Pullman.  Police were called just before 8 p.m. Thursday following an altercation over a fake ID. Williams...

Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren and ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips field questions about the new alliance

Pac-12, ACC and Big Ten announce historic alliance

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor August 24, 2021

On Tuesday morning, the Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC officially announced a partnership that had been rumored for a couple of weeks. The alliance was unanimously supported by all 41 institutions’ presidents,...

Freshman guard Charlisse Leger-Walker dribbles around an Oregon State defender during the game Dec. 19 at Beasley Coliseum.

A true leader

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter April 15, 2021

Before their 2020-21 season started, the WSU women’s basketball team was speculated to finish in last place in the Pac-12 standings. There wasn’t much buzz surrounding the team because the Cougars’...

Football has lost key players like Jamire Calvin and Blake Mazza to transfer portal.

Transfer portal versus WSU sports

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor April 8, 2021

Over the years, college sports have vastly changed from what they once were. One of the largest changes has been the increase in transfers of big-name players in the two biggest sports: football and men’s...

Sophomore guard Johanna Teder scores three-point shot against Washington on Feb. 28 in Beasley.

A season to never forget

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor April 1, 2021

This year’s women’s basketball team’s performance was among the most historic we have ever seen for any WSU program. Coming into the season, the Pac-12 coaches and media members both resoundingly...

Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski drives the ball down the court as he looks for teammates against Utah on Jan. 21 in Beasley Coliseum.

Never accepting defeat

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

After a memorable season to say the least, one of WSU’s top recruits in program history reflects on his freshman season. Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski’s recruitment thrilled Cougar fans coming...

Freshman forward Andrej Jakimovski passes ball to teammate against Stanford on Feb. 20 in Beasley Coliseum.

Basketball’s Pac-12 season comes to end

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

The WSU men’s basketball team’s conference season is officially over. WSU (14-13, 7-13) fell to the Arizona State Sun Devils 64-59 after a missed game-winning opportunity from WSU with seconds left...

Freshman forward Efe Abogidi shoots a three-point shot over Stanford’s junior forward Lukas Kisunas during the matchup Feb. 20 in Beasley Coliseum.

Men’s basketball season in review

AARIK LONG, Evergreen sports editor March 11, 2021

With a 64-59 loss to Arizona State on Wednesday, the season is officially over for the Cougars men’s basketball team. That means that now is the perfect time to take a look back over the 2020-21 season...

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